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Friday, February 7, 2020

Theatre News: Kickoff Party February 8 for the ‘2020 Variations Project’ by Max Garner

The Variations Project is Baltimore’s original ten-minute play festival. Each year since 2005, the event has created a diverse collection of world premiere plays through an inclusive and c…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Theatre News: Rapid Lemon Productions presents a staged reading of ‘North Wind’ February 12 by Max Garner

During the run of the company’s 2020 season-opening show “Give Me Moonlight”, Baltimore’s Rapid Lemon Productions invites audiences to a staged reading of Sarah Cosgrove’s new play…

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Theatre Review: ‘Safe Space’ by Single Carrot Theatre by Max Garner

There’s a new America on the way. Maybe. First, though, there’s a slew of problems: a tainted inheritance, bones in the walls, and the locksmiths are coming to take away our guns. In the…

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Be Here Now’ at Everyman Theatre by Max Garner

...presented with kind care and virtuosity.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

A Quick 5 with Playwright Ariel Mitchell – ‘Give Me Moonlight’ at Motor House by Max Garner

Ariel Mitchell is a young playwright from Maryland whose star is on the rise. Her play Give Me Moonlight receives its world premiere in Baltimore by Rapid Lemon Productions. We caught up wit…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘POP! Who Shot Andy Warhol?’ at Stillpointe Theatre by Max Garner

...a gifted, energetic ensemble and a crack production team

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Buried Child’ by Theatrical Mining Company by Max Garner

Any time a new performing arts venue is introduced into the landscape, independent theatre companies eagerly take notice. One such spot opened early last year in the Hamilton-Lauraville neig…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Love and Information’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Max Garner

Autumn Koehnlein can’t find her car keys. Michael Makar may or may not know something about that. In pig Latin. Alliterative dreams of blackberries, butterflies, and ballet combine with a …

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Theatre Notice: ‘Give Me Moonlight’ at Rapid Lemon by Max Garner

Rapid Lemon Productions opens its 2020 season with “Give Me Moonlight” by Maryland playwright Ariel Mitchell, appearing at Motor House February 7 – 16, 2020. It’s is the fictionalize…

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘7 (x1) Samurai’ at Theatre Project by Max Garner

Gaines' boiled-down adaptation of Kurosawa delivers the feast with most of its trimmings in under an hour; and with a cast consisting only of Gaines himself.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘The Wiz’ at ArtsCentric by Max Garner

Not every December stage production in Maryland is holiday-themed. In fact, some of our best companies are doing some of their best work with shows that would promise absolute delight no mat…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Men on Boats’ at Center Stage by Max Garner

...surprising, captivating, and spectacular...

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Review: ‘Perfect Arrangement’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Max Garner

Long a mainstay of the Baltimore community theater landscape, Fells Point Corner Theatre has been on quite a roll recently – delivering knockout productions like Jez Butterworth’s Jerus…

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Review: ‘Alter Ego’ by Submersive Productions by Max Garner

Readers of DC Metro Theater Arts who are District-based are likely already familiar with immersive theater. Companies like TBD Immersive have recently begun presenting in nontraditional spac…

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Baltimore Shakespeare Factory by Max Garner

Not to be confused with the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival (1993-2011), the current “BSF” – Baltimore Shakespeare Factory – has another hit on its hands with their new production o…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Review: ‘Steel Magnolias’ at Spotlighters by Max Garner

It’s the mid 1980s. The Oval Office is occupied by a former movie star, Al Gore has yet to create the Internet, and an aspiring actor from Alabama named Robert Harling has lost his younger…

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Review: ‘Queens Girl in Africa’ at Everyman Theatre by Max Garner

As the middle section of Caleen Sinette Jennings’ “Queens Girl Trilogy,” Queens Girl in Africa is presented in rotating rep with the first piece, Queens Girl in the World (read our …

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Review: ‘Blithe Spirit’ by Vagabond Players by Max Garner

After three – count ‘em, three – local productions of Blithe Spirit during 2018, Maryland audiences are well aware of the fact that it takes more than fear of Christmas to make a Noë…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Review: ‘Beehive’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Max Garner

There are times when the theater takes daring artistic risks, asks uncomfortable questions, and exposes the darkest truths about our institutions and ourselves. We love the medium for that. …

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